How to Remove Crayon Stains From a Flat White Painted Wall

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Young children are often creative artists, using crayons to create interesting and colorful pictures. Unfortunately, this may occasionally include using the crayons to draw on a flat white wall instead of on paper, leaving marks on the paint. Luckily, there are several ways to remove crayon marks from a wall. Note that you may need to try more than one method before the crayon marks are removed completely.

Things You'll Need

  • Water displacement spray
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Baking soda
  • Ammonia
  • Water
  • Clean cloth(s)
  • Spray some water displacement spray on a clean, dry cloth and wipe the crayon marks. One brand of water displacement spray is WD 40 and can be purchased at many grocery stores, drug stores, or hardware stores. Repeat until the marks are removed. Follow by wiping the wall with a clean, wet cloth to remove any traces of the spray from the wall.

  • Apply some toothpaste to an old toothbrush that you do not need to keep. Dampen the toothbrush with some water and scrub the marks. Continue until the marks have been removed. Wipe the wall with a clean, wet cloth to remove any traces of toothpaste.

  • Dampen a clean cloth with water and dip in baking soda. Scrub the wall until the marks have been removed. Wipe the wall with a clean, wet cloth to remove any traces of baking soda.

  • Use a stain removing sponge on the wall until the marks have been removed. One brand is the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and can be purchased at most grocery stores, drug stores, or hardware stores. Repeat until the marks have been removed.

  • Mix 1 cup of ammonia into 1 gallon of water. Dip a clean cloth into the mixture and use to scrub the marks off of the wall. Wipe the wall with a clean, wet cloth to remove any traces of ammonia.

References

  • Photo Credit crayons image by studio vision1 from Fotolia.com
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